Oberlin College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Oberlin is an academically rigorous institution with a unique culture prone to social justice/activism. It is located in a small town in Ohio outside of Cleveland.
I absolutely loved my experience at Oberlin. I got an amazing education, met wonderful people and learned how to live well in the world. This is a fantastic school. If you think it might be a good fit for you, go!
Full of passionate students and professors. Progressive, but not intimidating--people are pretty willing to educate rather than get impatient. Co-ops and ExCos (Experimental College classes, often taught by students, ranging from fencing to Settlers of Catan to Calvin and Hobbes to knitting to letterpress to discussing the ethics of death sentences) are amazing, as are theme halls (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Hall for the win!).
I had a very positive, eye-opening experience. Other students were politically engaged and intellectually curious in a way I have not seen elsewhere. The social scene is very nerdy and intellectual. The faculty are there primarily to teach, and you can get a great deal out of the relationships you build with the professors. Especially because of the presence of the Conservatory, there are always tons of concerts and activities; you don't have to leave town to find things to do. If you do want to go elsewhere, you will need someone with a car. It is an excellent school and was for me a cherished 4 years and community.
It was okay. Not the right place for me academically geographically but I met wonderful creative people. Very expensive